SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 by Ogletree Abbott
How Do I Choose A Jones Act Lawyer?
After a Jones Act accident, you may not know which Jones Act lawyer to contact. It starts with a simple phone call. Call a co-worker that has been through a similar situation. Contact a family member that has a lawyer that will point you in the right direction. If you don’t call a Jones Act lawyer, chances are that you will not receive fair compensation – you may not receive any at all. If all else fails, use the internet and start researching law firms until you find one that is experienced in Jones Act law. Once an injury occurs, you need legal help as fast as possible.
A Slip, A Fall, Negligence, and a Jones Act Lawyer
In a recent Jones Act claim, a dock builder suffered an injury while performing his job. T. Sanford worked as dock builder for a company in New York. On the day of the accident, Sanford was working on a floating stage. Sanford slipped on a wet surface and the fall resulted in a severe shoulder injury. Sanford sought medical treatment and eventually had surgery on the injured shoulder. Sanford discussed the accident with a Jones Act lawyer and a claim was filed against his employer. Unfortunately, the employer was not agreeable to a settlement and Sanford’s Jones Act lawyer had to go to trial.
Sanford’s Jones Act lawyer was experienced with maritime claims and courtroom trials. Showing the expertise of years in the business, Sanford’s Jones Act lawyer presented a case that was solid and provided the jury with strong evidence of the employer’s neglect. The wet surface that Sanford slipped on should have been covered with anti-slip surfacing. Since it was not, Sanford’s employer was negligent in providing a safe working environment. The jury ruled in favor of Sanford and awarded him over $700,000 for his injuries, lost wages and medical expenses.
Contact a Jones Act Lawyer NOW!
If you, or someone you know, have hurt your shoulder or any other part of the body, speak with a Jones Act lawyer about filing a claim. An experienced Jones Act lawyer will fight for your right to compensation, even if it means going to trial. With the best lawyers on your side, you can receive the financial justice you deserve for your injuries.
*Names and locations have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved.
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